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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Acknowledgements 1. What is 'Literature'? Some (Non-)Definitions 2. What Has 'Literature' Been? A History of the Concept, Part One: Origins to Orthodoxies 3. What Has Happened to 'Literature'? A History of the Concept, Part Two: After the 1960s 4. What is 'The Literary'? 5. The Uses of 'The Literary': Newstories 6. Watch This Space Endnotes References Index. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This introductory volume provides an overview of the history of Literature as a cultural concept, and reflects on the contemporary nature, place and function of what the literary might mean for us today. Literature:
* offers a concise history of the canonic concept of 'literature' from its earliest origins
* illustrates the kinds of theoretical issues which are currently invoked by the term 'literary'
* provides a definition of the 'literary' for the twenty-first century
With Literature Peter Widdowson provides a thought-provoking essay on the contemporary relevance of the 'literary' for students.

About the Author: Peter Widdowson is Professor of Literature at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education.

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